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Congratulations Kathy Hollahan!

Kathy Hollahan and Dawn Bussey. By: Dawn Bussey, Library Director

Kathy Hollahan is one of those library employees whose work and talent occur behind the scenes. Yet her work impacts every person walking through the doors of the library, as she is responsible for all the signage both inside and outside the building. Kathy has created a brand that the community recognizes, particularly through The

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Why Frankenstein Still Connects with Us 200 Years Later

A Picture of Mary Shelley and her monster. By: Kim Lashbrook, Marketing and Graphics Production Clerk

In 2018, the world is celebrating the creation of Dr. Victor Frankenstein’s monster. Thanks to the movies, many of us have a picture of Frankenstein’s monster in our heads as a giant, green-hued goliath marked with stitches and held together with bolts. But the vision in Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein: Or, The Modern Prometheus was

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How GEPL Serves Kids of All Abilities

Picture of GEPL Youth Department from Youth Entrance. By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

Libraries are more accessible than ever before. The Glen Ellyn Public Library offers innovative programs, services, and materials to make the library a friendly place for individuals of all abilities. Adaptable resources are beneficial to the entire community because they ensure that everyone can utilize the same spaces and services equally, regardless of physical, intellectual,

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Accessibility and the Library

Tiles with different types of ability symbols on them. By: Kim Lashbrook, Marketing and Graphics Production Clerk

Making the Library Accessible to People of All Abilities Libraries play an important role in making books, technology, and services universally accessible to people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities, including those who may have visual or hearing impairments, or who have sensory issues or other challenges. With increasing reliance on digital technology, it is

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  • Library Board of Trustees Meeting
    When: Monday, March 19, 2018 7:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Board Room

    The Library Board of Trustees conducts regular meetings on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 pm in the Board Room.
  • Trivia Night at North Side Sports Bar & Grill
    When: Tuesday, March 20, 2018 7:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Grab a group of friends and head to downtown Glen Ellyn for live trivia! Reservations recommended; contact North Side Sports Bar & Grill at 630-469-4602 to reserve a table.
  • Small Business Seminar: Understanding Fake News
    When: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 7:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor of the Library

    Fiction and nonfiction are not just library sections. People get constantly bombarded with unreliable information from untrustworthy sources. So how do you know what's real and what's fake? Learn to weed through the noise and evaluate sources for authenticity at this timely program. Free tickets available at
  • Journey Critique Workshop
    When: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Shakespeare Room

    Gain constructive criticism of your fiction or creative nonfiction story from peers at this monthly workshop. The Journey Critique Workshop is presented by The Writing Journey, a west suburban “cafeteria-style” writing community. For more information, visit
  • Next Chapter Book Club
    When: Thursday, March 29, 2018 4:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor Lounge

    Next Chapter Book Club is a community-based book club for individuals with cognitive and developmental disabilities. Members read together, hang out, make friends, enjoy a snack, and have fun. To learn more visit our NCBC page.

    To register, please contact Sarah Kleiva, Outreach Librarian, at or 630-790-6745.
  • LifeSource Blood Drive
    When: Monday, April 02, 2018 1:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Blood cannot be manufactured -- it can only come from generous donors. Schedule your donation appointment at or call 877-543-3768. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended.